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She’s a cut above the rest

Archived, 442 days ago From falkirkherald.co.uk 

Grangemouth, U K - Ashley Main (6), who attends St Margaret’s Primary School in Polmont, braved the chop and had 11 inches lopped off at hairdressers Sheared Secrets in Brightons last week.

She smashed her initial target of £500, raising over £700 an ...

Support services tackle the stigma of dementia

Archived, 442 days ago From cardigan-today.co.uk 

Wales, U K - Dedicated staff at Ysbyty Alltwen have marked Dementia Awareness Week by holding an event to help reduce the stigma surrounding the disease, and showcase some of the support services available.

The awareness day held at the hospital on ...

Hundreds step out to support Sunderland Race for Life

Archived, 442 days ago From chroniclelive.co.uk 

Newcastle upon Tyne, U K - Hundreds of people came together to raise money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer at Herrington Country Park’s Race For Life.

A total of 1,400 women took part in 5k and 10k races in the picturesque Sunderland park.

Huge bed net campaign kicks off in Sierra Leone

Archived, 442 days ago From afro.who.int 

Brazzaville, CONGO - Today Sierra Leone kicked off bed net distributions to help protect its population against malaria, which remains one of the country’s most deadly diseases. In total, 4.3 million insecticide treated bed nets will be distributed through the landmark ...

Miracle riders deliver hope on two wheels

Archived, 442 days ago From indystar.com 

Indianapolis, INDIANA - Great weather. Great attitudes. A great cause.

That was the combination that left an ear-to-ear smile on the face of Gino Johnson throughout Sunday as he handled some official duties related to the 24th annual Miracle Ride for Riley Ho ...

Int'l donors assure Pakistan of continued support for polio eradication

Archived, 443 days ago From dailytimes.com.pk 

Lahore, PAKISTAN - The International donors and development partners on Friday vowed to stand with Pakistan to eradicate the deadly poliovirus from the country and rest of the world.

The pledge was reiterated during the regular quarterly briefing to the ...

Local JDRF chapter raises $950,000 for type 1 diabetes research

Archived, 444 days ago From pr.com 

Melville, NEW YORK - The Triangle/Eastern NC Chapter of JDRF, the leading research and advocacy organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, celebrated its 14th annual Hope Gala at North Ridge Country Club on Saturday, April 29. More than 400 attendees, including ...

Selfless schoolgirl cuts off her hair to make wig for cancer kids

Archived, 444 days ago From eveningtimes.co.uk 

Glasgow, U K - A selfless Glasgow schoolgirl has cut half of her hair off to create a wig for children with cancer.

Yasmine Baker, from Priesthill, was inspired to get the chop after seeing another young girl lose her hair to the disease.

UNHCR and Global Fund to expand health services to refugees

Archived, 445 days ago From unhcr.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today signed an agreement intended to improve health services for refugees and other displaced communities. This new agreement will strengthen UNHCR’s humanit ...

New vector control response seen as game-changer

Archived, 445 days ago From who.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The call came from the WHO Director-General in May 2016 for a renewed attack on the global spread of vector-borne diseases.

"What we are seeing now looks more and more like a dramatic resurgence of the threat from emerging and re-emerg ...

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